March 31, 2016: KCBA Environmental & Land Use Law Section Half-Day CLE

Please join Plauché & Carr LLP partner Peter Dykstra at the KCBA Environmental & Land Use Law Section Half-Day CLE on March 31, 2016. This year’s conference is focused on“FIRE AND DROUGHT: LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FOR WASHINGTON STATE” and will be held March 31st, at Lane Powell PC, 1420 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA.  Partner, Peter Dykstra will be presenting on the topic of: Water Banking: Successful Solutions to Rural Water Needs and Drought.

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2016 NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES CONFERENCE

Please join Plauché & Carr LLP partner Billy Plauché at the Fifth Annual Advanced Conference on NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES. Presented by Law Seminars International, this year’s conference is focused on evolving strategic, tactical and substantive issues and will be held March 10th and 11th, at the Arnold & Porter LLP Conference Center in Washington, DC. Partner, Billy Plauché  will be presenting with others on the topic of: The Deepwater Horizon Case: Lessons Learned for the Future of NRD. The other presenters for this topic include William D. Brighton, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and Mimi A. Drew, Florida NRDA Trustee and RESTORE Council Representative, with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

For additional details and a full agenda please visit Law Seminars International. This year there is also a “day before” mini seminar on Natural Resource Damages 101, for those who need more information on how the NRD pieces fit together.

 

 

15th Annual Seminar on Wetlands in Washington

Partner, Amanda Carr will be speaking at the 15th Annual Seminar on Wetlands in Washington, held in Seattle on October 19, 2015. Local, state, and federal regulation of wetlands remains dynamic as regulators respond to legislative, executive, and judicial guidance and implement new rules. This seminar focuses on new issues impacting wetlands and their effect on local government, business interests, property owners, developers, and the environment.

Amanda will be presenting “National Case Law Update: The What Else (Other Than Waters of the United States). She will be discussing developments at the federal and state levels. Additional topics will include recent developments in federal wetlands regulation; compare and contrast the use of wetland mitigation banks, in-lieu fee programs and permittee-sponsored mitigation; consider the interplay of wetlands regulation and new Hydraulic Project Approval rules by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife; explore recent listings of new threatened species and the impact in wetland permitting; and address ethical issues in environmental litigation before government agencies.

For more information, agenda, and registration information, please visit: Law Seminars International, Wetlands in Washington.

Annual Shellfish Growers Conference and Tradeshow

Partner, Amanda Carr was a speaker at the 69th Annual Shellfish Growers Conference and Tradeshow, held in Hood River, OR from September 22 – 24th, 2015. She was one of 10 speakers who presented as part of the moderated panel on Shellfish & Seagrass: Functions, Values & Interactions.  Speakers were present from the WA Department of Natural Resources, NOAA Fisheries, and University of Washington, among others.  Amanda presented on “Regulatory Framework: Federal, State, and Local Permitting”

A full agenda can be viewed here.

Rally 2015: The National Land Conservation Conference

Partner Peter Dykstra will be presenting in two workshops at Rally 2015: The National Land Conservation Conference.

The first, Water Issues in Western Land Conservation, is an afternoon half-day seminar on October 8. This seminar will highlight good practices when including water rights in conservation easements. Participants will develop an understanding of the legal and practical water issues that should be considered in a conservation easement through participatory problem solving, and will take home some comprehensive tools to use for good practices, including checklists and model conservation easement deed language.

The second, Grabbing the Tiger by the Tail: Land Trust Collaboration for Large Landscape Conservation Success, is a seminar being held on October 9. Peter will be sharing experience from his involvement in the Teanaway Community Forest conservation project, as well as the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan implementation process.

For more information, view the brochure here, or the website here.

The National Land Conservation Conference

Partner Peter Dykstra has been invited to present a half-day seminar on water issues in western land conservation at The National Land Conservation Conference in Sacramento, CA on October 8, 2015.  This seminar will highlight good practices when including water rights in conservation easements. Participants will develop an understanding of the legal and practical water issues that should be considered in a conservation easement through participatory problem solving, and will take home some comprehensive tools to use for good practices, including checklists and model conservation easement deed language. For more information, view the brochure here, or the website here.

Conference on Water Law in Washington

Partner, Peter Dykstra will be speaking at the 24th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Water Law in Washington on July 27 and 28, 2015, in Seattle, Washington. Peter will be presenting on “Streamflows in the Columbia River.” He will provide an update on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and fisheries management issues, a status report on renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, and impacts on the use of the river for irrigation, domestic consumption, and other uses.

For more information, agenda, and registration information, please visit: Law Seminars International, Water Law in Washington.

2015 Shoreline Regulation in Washington State Conference

Please join Plauché & Carr partners Billy Plauché and Peter Dykstra at the “Shoreline Regulation in Washington State: Marine Shorelines, Rivers and Lakes” Seminar Group Law Conference.  The conference will be held Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Hilton Seattle.

Billy Plauché will co-chair the program and Peter Dykstra will present on the top of “Creative Mitigation Strategies” relative to shoreline regulations.

For additional information and a full agenda please visit The Seminar Group.

2015 NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES CONFERENCE

Please join Plauché & Carr partner Billy Plauché at the NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGES Law Seminars International Conference,  March 12th & 13th, at the Thurman Arnold Building in Washington, DC. Billy Plauché  will present on the topic of NRD Litigation: Lessons from Recent Cases.

For additional details and a full agenda please visit Law Seminars International.

Billy Plauché invited to Natural Resource Damages Conference

Partner Billy Plauché  has been invited speak at the Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Conference March 12 &13, 2015 The conference will be held at the Thurman Arnold Building located at 555 Twelfth Street, NW in Washington, DC 20004.  Specifically, Billy will present on the topic of  NRD Litigation: Lessons from Recent Cases on March 12th at 10:00 am EST. 

Natural resource damages (NRD) claims seek restoration and compensation for natural resource injuries resulting from oil spills and releases of hazardous substances. These claims are different from cleanup and response cost claims by EPA and State environmental agencies and they implicate a different set of issues. The Natural Resources Damages conference will cover the substantial legal, scientific, economic and policy issues facing Trustees, companies and others, including several cross-cutting issues surrounding Natural Resource Damages. It will feature a nationally recognized faculty including high-ranking government policy-makers, senior corporate in-house counsel, private practitioners with notable expertise in developing effective strategies in NRD litigation, and best-in-class experts including environmental scientists and economists.

For more information on this conference, please visit Law Seminars International, Natural Resource Damages.

 

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